Two new wards, Castle and Ellis have been unveiled at the Peter Hodgkinson Centre at Lincoln County Hospital. As part of the dormitory eradication scheme, the wards boast 38 ensuite bedrooms, phasing out outdated shared dormitories.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) worked very closely with patients and their families on the design of everything from construction, room layouts, colour choices and furniture options.
This has resulted in an inviting, welcoming environment with lots of windows that bring natural daylight into the ward area. The 38 bedrooms are located on ground level which have great views to the outdoor areas. Community areas and the exterior spaces provide an environment where patients can relax and unwind.
“We are delighted with our new wards. As soon as you enter, the bright and spacious environment is immediately inviting and there are lots of windows which bring natural light onto the ward area.”
Sarah Connery – Chief Executive at LPFT*
Kevin Lockyer, chair of LPFT, said: “I am really proud that we have been able to work so closely with current patients, experts by experience, families and carers. They have been deeply involved in everything from construction to room layouts and colour choices to furniture options. These two wards will help us provide the best possible care for people when they need it most.”**
When designing the furniture for this project, natural, wooden tones were selected to tie in with colour palette chosen. The warm, neutral colours of the interiors help to create a homely, domestic feel and provide an environment which promotes healing and recovery.
Sources: *mylocal.co.uk **lincolnshirelive.co.uk
Photography credits: DSSR